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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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Agreed. I don’t remember our auctiob; it’s like 35 years ago. But it was more crowded, I think.
Oct. 5, 2019
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With my junior partner ages ago, we played inverted minors where 4cM was allowed.

However, it’s quite problematic if there’s (heavy) intervention.

We once had an auction starting 1 (p) 2, where our opponents entered, bidding and supporting hearts. I made a slam try in clubs, and after parner cuebid 4, I decided to pass this, as the bidding strongly suggested that he held four spades. Good for us, as 4 was our last making spot.
Oct. 4, 2019
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I play this with my regular partner. We play standard count and UD attitude. (Std count and UP attitude are standard defensive methods in Norway.)
Oct. 4, 2019
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Richard, read the post again and try to figure out how declarer would play from trick two with the correct explanation. I'd rule 4+1 for both sides. I agree that south totally lapsed later in the play. But that's immaterial for my ruling.
Oct. 3, 2019
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I played a modernised version of Culbertson’s 4-5 NT conventions for several years from 1984.

Our basic prinsiples were that you needed a KC for any cuebid (exception; being responder to a strong 1 opener, you could make a free CB; the 2nd promised a KC).

4NT in a cuebid sequence showed 3KC or 2KC + the trump queen (a strong opener showed 4).
5NT promised possesion of all KC and the trump queen.
Sept. 29, 2019
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The alternatives were Poland, Italy and Netherlands. I'd definitely have picked England in that position.
Sept. 24, 2019
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Normally I’d abstain on a bidding poll with no vulnerability given. This one was clear anyway.
Sept. 23, 2019
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If North has a normal overcall in their methods, how can south bid 3NT with his hand?

Btw, north isn’t close to an overcall, IMO.
Sept. 20, 2019
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Mostly they’re known internationally as Helgeness.
Sept. 19, 2019
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It's Helness, not Hellness.
Sept. 19, 2019
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CET it's 4 am, 7:30 am and 10:10 am. Just updated the times on our federation website. Thanks David.
Sept. 16, 2019
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Hopefully, mine would too, Martin.

My comment was purely hypotheical.
Sept. 14, 2019
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Agree on that, although you’d look pretty stupid if east showed up with the queen. Maybe they’d lead a higher spot from four small…
Sept. 13, 2019
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Where’s the unlike button when you really need it???
Sept. 13, 2019
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If I polled this and didn’t get a unanimous vote for south passing 4, after carefully explaining the UI laws to the pollees, I’d make a note of players never to poll again.
Sept. 13, 2019
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I think Steve means responer could be short in clubs, not opener.
Sept. 13, 2019
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It just shows clubs, probably 6-5,and is intended to help partner judge over 5. Since we really don't know who's hand it is, we're not in a FP situation here, IMO. Both hands can double 5 to show extra strength. With the given west hand, I'd bid over 5.
Sept. 12, 2019
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There's really no big deal with Multi, except that Americans aren't used to playing or defending against it. And that's a result of ACBL's systems policy.
Sept. 12, 2019
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Since 1 most often shows (2)3+ clubs, I don't agree completely. Double is take out of hearts for me. Most of the time, but not always, it will provide 44 in the pointed suits. But I'd double with 4135 too.
Sept. 12, 2019
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I’ve played transfers over 1 (2), combined with a negative double promising two places to play; either both M or diamonds and a major. We got to the 3-level with diamond support only, but over an unbalanced 1, that was no problem.
Sept. 1, 2019
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